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Weight Concerns



Weight concerns vary widely, from losing weight to gaining weight, from practicing good nutrition and exercise to eating disorders that can lead to lifelong anxiety, depression, and even suicide. People of all body shapes and sizes can have significant concerns about their weight, whether they are trying to get smaller or larger. Weight concerns show up in every population, gender, and age group but are most common among girls and women. Contributing factors include diet choices, parenting influences, societal messages about our bodies, attempts to gain self-control, athletics, disease, and food allergies.

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The Myth of Bad Food

When we talk about food, we talk about “good” food and “bad” food—can it possibly be this simple or are we missing something when we talk about food?

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

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BMI Is More Useful for Fat-Shaming Than Calculating Health, Study Finds

Nearly half of overweight people are actually healthy.

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Busting Myths on Weight and Health

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon delves into the research and comes up with some surprising results. When you suspend your preconceptions about weight, a very different picture emerges, one where it is the machinery of weight stigma that needs dismantling.

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Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—and What We Can Do About It

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, “fat” has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, “I called you crazy. I called you a bitch.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Talking to a Loved One About Weight Loss

If you think your partner needs to lose a few, approach 'the talk' with caution. Here's what to say — and what to skip.

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Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The solution? Health at Every Size.

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8 Medical-Related Reasons for Unexplained Weight Gain

Eating healthy? Working out? Still struggling with unexplained weight gain? One of these medical problems might be the reason.

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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure.

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